Wednesday, 08 January 2014 02:08
The fate of former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr. will be in the hands of a three member state disciplinary panel. The Missouri office that oversees lawyers has refused a plea agreement regarding Bosley's mishandling of client funds.
The former mayor admitted in court last month to charges that he failed to keep adequate records, combined personal and client funds and even used client funds to pay personal expenses.
Alan Pratzel of the Missouri Supreme Court's Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that documents Bosley filed to clear up a settlement dispute were "insufficient." So today, Bosley and state prosecutors must submit punishment recommendations to the panel which will decide his fate.
Punishment can range from a reprimand up to disbarment.
Bosley served one term as mayor of St. Louis in the mid 1990s.
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